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  • robtalksinmaths 12:49 am on 10/18/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    The Unconscious Composer 

    Music Matters

    Another excellent speech I’ve managed to stumble across. This one discusses the arts – specifically, the power of music. It covers a lot of ground and defends music as one of the primary, intangible caretakers of the soul/mind. However, take out ‘music’ and replace it with a craft of your choosing and VOILA: your very own daily dose of inspiration.


    P.S. The story about the WWII soldier halfway through is heart-wrenching.

    • john 1:40 pm on 10/18/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I liked this one a lot more. Really good insight and very inspiring.

      • King Roland! 7:56 am on 10/19/2010 Permalink | Reply

        someone showed me this, i havent read your article yet, but i will..

        just thought this may be relevant!!

        its very musical and rad.

  • robtalksinmaths 1:45 pm on 10/15/2010 Permalink | Reply

    David Foster Wallace’s Inspiring Commencement Speech 

    My apologies for slacking on content lately. However, this link is one I’ve had bookmarked for quite a while now. Every so often, I like to reopen it and reread it to remind (re, re, re…. ) myself how to live.

    DFW Speech

    Now, you might be thinking, “why the fuck would I want to read a speech for a graduation of which I have no part in?” Well let me assure that this speech blurs the lines between advice and words to live by. This is no high-falutin, pompous, overly optimistic speech – it’s visercal and it’s real. It strips away all the bullshit that’s wrapped around a diploma. I’ve always admired straight shooters, and this dude (a fantastic author, by the way) serves up his advice about life after college in a blunt and eloquent manner.

    • John Gallino 5:25 pm on 10/16/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Interesting stuff. Thanks for posting it!

      • King Roland! 4:07 pm on 10/17/2010 Permalink | Reply

        he summed up supermarket shopping in america well.

  • robtalksinmaths 4:52 pm on 09/27/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Hello everyone. As you might know, my name is Rob Talalai. I am an unendingly optimistic and unceasingly sarcastic musician attending Ramapo as a senior. Even though I’m majoring in Marketing, I consider music my ‘living’ above all else – in part because music has a habit of hijacking most of my waking attention span. My parents probably wouldn’t want to hear that… but uhh, ohh well. Although you’re most likely to spot me with a guitar, I also enjoy playing piano, drums (air and real), and anything I can get my hands on. I also compose and produce songs in my spare time. I’ve attached some of my some of my work in case anyone’s interested… below is an acoustic cover of Passion Pit I did for my first recording class. I also scored John’s short film “Minor Transaction”, viewable under the Projects tab on the side of the StF blog. If you’re curious to hear anything else, just ask!

    Other than that, I’m your average dude. I love hiking at the Ramapo Reservation. I can devour a Fat Sandwich in record time. I yell at the TV when the NY Jets can’t score a touchdown. I am always down for an adventure, and working with this team of cool people seems to be my next one.

    I’ve worked with John a few times in the past, and I remain flattered that he considered me for this project. I am quite excited to see what we can come up with. I look forward to helping out whoever I can, musically or otherwise! Feel free to add me on Facebook and Twitter!

    Little Secrets (cover) – http://www.megaupload.com/?d=E3WPRSE0


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